The safest thing to do is to avoid moving during a pandemic. However, with the changes in the economy, this is an option for everyone. We’ll share 5 tips for moving during coronavirus in Raleigh NC to help keep you and your family safe.
Professional Movers or DIY?
The decision to move is a difficult one to make. The current pandemic makes that choice even more difficult. The question is should you move everything yourself or hire a mover?
Moving everything yourself can minimize potential exposure. It would be less likely to carry illness into your home if you are the only one who handled things.
For many moving on their own is not feasible, in any event, should you decide to work with a mover, here are some tips for using a moving company during coronavirus in Raleigh.
There are some moving companies that will drop off a storage container at your home. This allows the homeowner to pack the container and have the company move the container. This saves the time and hassle of renting a truck.
Another option would be to pack all of your items into boxes, wrap your furniture to discourage scratching, and have professionals move all the items. This will save you the energy and help avoid injury. If you’ve decided to use the services of a professional mover, you’ll want to ask about the policies they have in place, such as the use of masks, gloves, and other protective gear.
Equipment & Supplies
To avoid a severe illness it would be a worthwile investment to get new boxes, tape, and bubble wrap. Newspaper if cost effective if you have enough of it. Clean items carefully as you pack, ensuring you’ll get off to a great start once you’ve unpacked. Be prepared for being on the road, have masks, hand sanitizer, and spray sanitizers are a good start, bring along any other protective gear that you may need on hand.
Keeping others aware of your plans is another tip for moving during coronavirus in Raleigh. Should you be relocating into a close community, or moving from one, such as a condo with indoor hallways to the front entry, you’ll want to ask about the policies of the condominium. Specifically, if they’ll notify your neighbors of the date of your move so that they can make any preparations necessary to keep safe distances.
Downsize & Discard
Now is the perfect opportunity to discard the closing you haven’t worn in a decade. Cleaning out the garage and attic is also a good use of time. There may be a lot of items that are not worth transporting. Downsizing the amount of the load will also cost less, as you pay for the size of the moving truck, to the fuel to pull it. If you’re moving to another state, consider donating your foodstuffs to a local pantry and restock with fresh supplies in your new home. Because of the costs of moving, especially long distances, carefully consider if you have an overabundance of possessions that you could donate or sell.
Once You’ve Arrived
Due to the changes in how business is done, you’ll want to consider these tips for moving during coronavirus in Raleigh. Make certain you’re aware of the current mandates regarding masks and any other pertinent information you may need to be aware of regarding COVID19. If you’re moving out of state, consider setting up your new services well in advance, you’ll want to know their policies should any technician need to enter your new space. Additionally, appointments to change over your driver’s license and other documents should be made well in advance, as most states no longer allow you to simply walk into their offices.
While we can’t cover all of the precautions you can take to protect yourself and your family here, we understand your concerns. We’re more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have and share even more tips for moving during coronavirus in Raleigh. To learn more about how we can help you, send us a message or call Wake County Home Buyers at (919) 473-6885 today!